I went to see 2 shuttle landings at Edwards AFB, the first Columbia and the first Challenger.
Wonder if we were in the same visitor's area? I rode down there with a friend from high school. We crashed out in his Plymouth Champ, got up in the morning and watched it come in.
posted on 02/04/2013 12:01:47 PM PST
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To: Riley; BuckeyeTexan
The first(Columbia)shuttle landing(April 14, 1981?)was crazy. Went there after work the night before the landing. People were everywhere...it was pitch black and I remember literally stepping on folks that were crashed out in their sleeping bags...took forever to get out of the place...but had a good time nonetheless.
...sure have lost a lot since : (
At that time I worked for a couple different aerospace mfg. firms, got to go to the Downey(?)facility where they had the mock-up shuttle, exhibits, etc. Remember receiving a letter from one of those firms I worked for, apparently one of our divisions manufactured the o-rings for the SRB.
posted on 02/04/2013 3:13:49 PM PST
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